FOSAF FLYFISHING REPORTS - Saltwater - Garden Route

Date of Report: Monday, 30th April 2018
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Name: Brian Sowden
Email: briansscuba@gmail.com
Phone: 076 0525634

Fishing is starting to slow down as the water get cooler, but still a few fish came out and even as we enter the winter months one should not be deterred from fishing.

Klein Brak

A local fisherman has been very successful on grunter, using a crab fly. According to him the brown water are more productive than when the water is clear.  Can be fished using the dead drift method or a very slow retrieve.

Sedgefield

The odd grunter was caught on prawn imitations as well as garrick using poppers and minnow imitations.

Although no kob has been mentioned I know that they are still around and if one decides to do a bit of night fishing with sponge bobs you will have success.

Goukamma

A few juvenile garrick came out, but the grunter and kob eluded fishermen this time round.

 Knysna

Although the grunter are here in abundance, no one managed to land any on fly. As per usual the juvenile garrick are still about and some guys were successful, hooking and landing 20-40cm specimens. 

Plettenberg Bay

The odd garrick came out and a grunter or two, but no worthy specimens were caught.

 

As we come into the winter months and the fishing in the estuaries starts to decline we still have one species that are around in numbers and they are the mullets.

They can be difficult and are testy but with small bread flies, very small poppers and scud back flies they can be taken. 

Chumming for them to get them into a feeding frenzy gets the best results for the fish to take the fly that should be fished using the dead drift method.

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Grunter on crab fly

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Scud fly